Denison, Iowa Population 2024

8,052

Denison is a city located in Crawford County Iowa. Denison has a 2024 population of 8,052. It is also the county seat of Crawford County.Denison is currently declining at a rate of -0.74% annually and its population has decreased by -3.64% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 8,356 in 2020.

The average household income in Denison is $71,469 with a poverty rate of 20.85%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Denison is 33.7 years, 31.4 years for males, and 37.2 years for females.

Denison Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Denison was:

  • White: 64.92%
  • Two or more races: 14.89%
  • Other race: 12.12%
  • Black or African American: 4.14%
  • Asian: 3.93%
  • Native American:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
State
Iowa
Land Area (mi²)
6.5 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,232.70/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-3.64% (-304)
The current population of Denison, Iowa is 8,052 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 8,356.

Denison, Iowa Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White5,39964.92%
Two or more races1,23814.89%
Other race1,00812.12%
Black or African American3444.14%
Asian3273.93%
Native American
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Other race

Black or African American

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Denison Population by Race

Denison Population Pyramid 2024

Denison Median Age

33.7

Total

31.4

Male

37.2

Female

Denison Adults

There are 6,100 adults, (1,171 of whom are seniors) in Denison.

Denison Age Dependency

68.7

Age Dependency Ratio

23.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

45

Child Dependency Ratio

Denison Sex Ratio

Female4,26451.27%
Male4,05248.73%

Denison Population by Age

Denison Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All3,0292.5966.233.8
Married1,4212.9991.98.1
Non Family7711.1446.353.7
Female6203.3528.471.6
Male2172.9376.523.5
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3.01

Average Family Size

2.59

Average Household Size

66.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Denison Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Denison Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Denison Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 92.96%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 26.89%.

Denison Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$41,688

Average Earnings

$44,610

Average Male

$35,526

Average Female

Denison Earnings by Educational Attainment

Denison Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Denison Language

50.25% of Denison residents speak only English, while 49.75% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 41.87% of the population.

Denison Language

Denison Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Hispanic4,15391121.94%
White3,26846914.35%
Multiple1,22833927.61%
Asian32717553.52%
Black34313138.19%
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20.85%

Overall Poverty Rate

16.82%

Male Poverty Rate

24.71%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Denison

The race most likely to be in poverty in Denison is Asian, with 53.52% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Denison is White, with 14.35% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 7.04%. Among those working part-time, it was 18.14%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 36.45%.

Denison Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade19.09%
Some College12.48%
High School11.02%
Bachelors or Greater10.71%
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Denison Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed70.43%
Male Unemployed20%
Female Employed13.05%
Male Employed6.1%
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Denison Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Denison Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Denison Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

46.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

45.5%

Male Marriage Rate

47.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Denison Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Denison Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Denison Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Denison Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

227

Number of Veterans

227

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

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Denison Veterans by War

count

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Denison Veterans by Age

count

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Denison Veterans by Race

Denison Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

Veteran Poverty Rate

43.66%

Veteran Disability Rate

Denison Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

63.1%

Labor Force Participation

59.2%

Employment Rate

6.2%

Unemployment Rate

Denison Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Denison Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Denison Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

43.58%

Born in Denison

72.68%

Native Born

27.32%

Foreign Born

14.66%

Non Citizen

12.66%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

72.68% of Denison residents were born in the United States, with 43.58% having been born in Iowa. 14.66% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Denison Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20297,752-60-0.77%
20287,812-60-0.76%
20277,872-60-0.76%
20267,932-60-0.75%
20257,992-60-0.75%
20248,052-60-0.74%
20238,112-60-0.73%
20228,172-60-0.73%
20218,232-124-1.48%
20208,356740.89%
20198,282-81-0.97%
20188,363-4-0.05%
20178,367-22-0.26%
20168,389861.04%
20158,303-41-0.49%
20148,344-59-0.7%
20138,403240.29%
20128,379340.41%
20118,345160.19%
20108,32999013.49%
20007,33973511.13%
19906,604-71-1.06%
19806,67579313.48%
19705,88295219.31%
19604,9303768.26%
19504,5541934.43%
19404,36145611.68%
19303,9053249.05%
19203,58144814.3%
19103,13336213.06%
19002,771
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Denison Population by Year